Pituitary Foundation Spring Appeal 2018
We are the only charity in the UK for people affected by pituitary conditions. We not only support pituitary patients throughout their journey but we are also there for their families and carers. Mum’s of patients like Kate:
“When Isaac was three weeks old he was diagnosed with a partially missing pituitary gland. I was oblivious to the consequences of this at the time but it soon became obvious that this was a serious lifelong condition that would require a lot of education and guidance from us. Isaac had a bumpy few years as his body adjusted to medicine and life, he suffered near fatal adrenal crises multiple times before the age of four but luckily had fantastic medical help. He is, and will be on, 3 different types of medication daily for the rest of his life and the effects of his ill start will not be known fully until he is older. The Pituitary Foundation helped us with advice and support, as well being a source of information for Isaac’s School, friends and myself. The Foundation have been there for us as a family since his birth right up to the present day. He’s now 15 and we honestly don’t know where we would be if it hadn’t have been for the support of this incredible charity. The Foundation will continue to be there for Isaac for his entire life, just as they are for the many thousands of patients around the country, but of course they need funds to ensure they can continue to be there which is why I would urge you to donate. I ran the London Landmarks Half Marathon on Sunday 25th March, raising £800 in the process, as my own way of giving something back to the charity. Would you consider making a donation?”
Kate Iceton, Isaac’s Mum
As Kate alluded to, we are indeed there for pituitary patients, their families and carers their entire lives, from birth and throughout their pituitary journey. We have just recently added a new publication, ‘For parents: your pituitary infant, birth to 5 years’ and will be introducing another in the coming months, entitled ‘For parents: your pituitary child, 5 to 11 years’. These publications are a lifeline for parents and families of patients but of course they come at a cost and it is vital we raise the necessary funds.